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What Does a lyme disease rash Look Like?

A: lyme disease is an illness caused when humans are exposed to bacteria carried by certain kinds of ticks, principally deer ticks. It can have a variety of symptoms including flulike symptoms initially. When the disease is untreated these can later progress to arthritic conditions in a variety of the joints, mood changes, and deterioration of muscle function. Another symptom that may be associated with this illness is the lyme disease rash. Though this isnít present in all people who get the condition, it can be something to watch for and is a good indication of infection. Being able to recognize lyme

lyme disease rash

A: Hi, Cheryl.... First of all, I"d get a picture of the bite area and subsequent pictures if it continues to change over the course of time. The fact that the rash has come back tells me that there is still active infection involved. And the fact that your dr. used the term "interesting" tells me that she has never seen this before.  That would worry me a bit. Your ID dr. is making a valiant effort to treat that bite according to the current treatment guidelines.  The only thing is, the treatment guidelines are in dire need of being overhauled. If I were you, I would continue to take the doxy BUT I would get busy finding a lyme specialist.  There is a chance you could be harboring one or more of the co-infections for...

lymes disease rash

A: Hi, Barbara....I would definitely say that your symptoms are lyme-related.   The thing that doctors and most people do not know is that you can have a flaming case of lyme and still have a negative test result.  The best test there is for lyme is the Western Blot and it"s only accurate 65% of the time.  That"s not very reliable. You should also be tested for the co-infections that can occur with lyme.  The main ones are Babesiosis, Ehrlichia, Bartonella...and there are others.  The symptoms overlap with each other and lyme and they do not all respond to the same antibiotics.  It gets very complicated. What you need to do as soon...

I have a giant lyme disease rash bulls eye, for the past 2 weeks, I feel good though what should I do?

A: Uh doctor...hello Go to the doctor immediately. Untreated lyme can cause serious damage to your body. I agree with anon and SWasson, go to the doctor right away. There can be serious problems if it isn''t treated. DOCTOR ASAP. You need to be on medication....

What Are the Signs Of lyme disease?

A: lyme disease is a bacterial disease transmitted by the bite of several United States tick species, including the deer tick, the lone star tick, and the American dog tick. Signs of lyme disease fall into two categories. Early lyme disease symptoms follow a pattern of flu-like symptoms accompanied by a rash, while late-stage signs of disseminated lyme disease include fatigue and neurological symptoms. The earliest of the signs of lyme disease is the characteristic lyme

How do you visually detect if a tick bite has caused lyme disease infection?

A: The real Dx is not made visually. Go to a licensed provider. You can''t always visually detect it. I''ve had both lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (I like the outdoors and we live in the woods). When I had lyme disease, there was a red bulls eye mark around the bite. However, I have known people to get the disease without the rash, so you can''t always be sure. Two major symptoms I had with both diseases were headaches and fatigue. If you even suspect you may have it, go to the doctor and get it tested. Do not wait around...things can get pretty bad. There''s a Bullseye around the bite. A huge red


Reoccurrence of lyme disease or a second tick bite?

A: This is an interesting question. According to one of the major national guidelines on lyme disease management (http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?doc_id=48...): ''Persistent lyme disease is more resistant to treatment and more likely to produce a relapse. Although persistent lyme disease may resolve without additional therapy, many experts believe that this condition should be treated with repeated and prolonged antibiotics. Physicians should extend the duration of antibiotics to prevent or delay recurrent and refractory lyme disease.'' ''Despite previous antibiotic treatment,


What is lyme disease and how can it be found in your system?

A: lyme disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks. Symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a skin rash called erythema migrans. Infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks. Most cases of lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. Steps to prevent lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, landscaping, and...


multiple rash marks and lyme disease

A: Hi, Ward... lyme often manifests itself in various types of rashes. They are frequently misdiagnosed as spider bites, eczema, ringworm and other dermatological maladies so if a rash resembles any of these, it"d be difficult to differentiate if it"s lyme or not. Actually, less than 50% of people who get lyme actually get a rash. Many people react to mosquito bites in the same manner as your daughter. A target-rash is pretty much a dead-ringer for lyme disease, though. I don"t know of any other bite that produces this type of rash although...

Do I got lyme disease?

A: Hi, Maggie... If I were you, I would definitely seek out a lyme specialist.  Not only could you have lyme disease, but you are also at risk of having one or more of the co-infections if you were bitten by something, and it sounds like you were.  A family doctor or any other type of doctor other than a lyme specialist cannot make these diagnoses, take it from me. I had heart palpitations a LOT when I had lyme and even ended up in the ER one time.  They put a 24-hr heart monitor on me but nothing happened so they dismissed it as stress, although I knew that it wasn"t. You don"t have to recall being bitten by anything.  I don"t recall a bite...
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